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University of Basel

Grants Office News December 2018

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We wish you Happy Holidays!

The Grants Office will be closed from 22nd December 2018 up to and including 1st January 2019.

SNSF Eccellenza: Deadline November 1st February 2019

The next deadline for SNSF Eccellenza Professorial Fellowships and Eccellenza Grants is 1st February 2019. Please note that the SNSF requires a detailed letter of support from the Department and a confirmation from the Rectorate. A template for the department letter as well as a budget calculator for the calculation of project costs, can be found in the Grants Tool. In order for the confirmation from the Rectorate to be issued on time, we need to receive the support letter from the department and the grants tool entry by 15th January 2019.


ERC Consolidator Grants: Deadline 7th February 2019

ERC Consolidator Grants are open to talented researchers, with 7- 12 years post PhD experience, who have a strong scientific track record and an excellent research proposal. The next deadline in 7th February 2019: Call details and the link to the online submission system can be found on the ERC website. Applicants require a Host Commitment letter from the Vice President for Research, please contact the Grants Office if you plan to apply.


Predatory Journals and how to avoid them

The term Predatory Journal refers to open access publishers who charge the authors publication fees without providing robust peer review and editorial services associated with legitimate journals. In recent years, many researchers from renowned Universities worldwide have published in predatory journals, among them also researchers from the University of Basel. The University Library has compiled some tips on how to avoid predatory journals.
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 First Innosuisse project at the University of Basel

Dr. Stefan Imseng and Dr. Asier González, from the Biozentrum of the University of Basel, venture into entrepreneurship. The Swiss Innovation Agency Innosuisse is funding their project “Development of a lead compound for specific mTORC1 inhibition” with a grant of 350,000 Swiss francs. This is the first project from the University of Basel supported by Innosuisse. Innosuisse replaces the former Swiss Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI) to “promote science-based innovation at university-level research institutions.”
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More Successes!

The Grants Office would like to congratulate:

  • Malte Helmert and Lukas Jeker for their ERC Condsolidator Grants
  • Ivan Martin and Filippo Rijli for their joint ERC Synergy Grant
  • Niklaus Labhardt, Sara Meyer, Fabrizio Nichele and Chiara Saffirio for their SNSF Eccellenza Professorial Fellowships
  • Sonja Ammann and Pablo Sinués for their SNSF Eccellenza

Data Protection Officer

The demands on researchers when dealing with data are increasing and the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) also raises new questions. In order to meet these needs, the University of Basel has appointed a Data Protection Officer. Danielle Kaufmann takes care of all aspects of data protection at the University of Basel, including the support of researchers in questions regarding the handling of personal data. In addition to the services provided by the Data Management team (researchdata.unibas.ch), this provides a comprehensive range of services to support researchers in terms of data management.

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